The Vulnerable Coral Reefs
By: Zachary Martin
What is happening
Deforestation is when a plot of trees are cut down for the wood or possible the land. Trees collect a large amount of CO2 in its lifetime. One tree can collect as much as 1100 kg of CO2 in its lifetime. When we cut the trees down in a specific area, it is limiting the CO2 that be converted back into oxygen. The lack of oxygen can lead to ocean acidification. The increase in ph in the water affects the biodiversity and the chemistry in the water. Any shelled creature relies on calcium carbonate to create their shells. The increased amount in ph makes their shells weaker and are therefore open to predators.
What can we do...?
How much oxygen do trees make in their lifetime?
D- 1100 KG
What are the long term affects does ocean acidifaction have on biodiversity.
A- Dolphins will eat the acid and die
B-Shelled creatures will eventually die off due to the weakining shells
C- Some species of fish will be driven away
D-World hunger will be solved in China